This funny looking fruit is as ancient as it is versatile, and is known for its health benefits. Pomegranates are originally from Persia – where Iran and Iraq are today. They gradually grew popular in Asia and Europe because of their flavor and medicinal qualities. In fact, the Ancient Egyptians saw pomegranates as a symbol of ambition and success.
Pomegranate seeds are high in Vitamin C and fiber, and have been linked to helping with heart disease and increasing good cholesterol. Why the seeds? The seeds, or arils, are the part that most people eat.
Getting them out of their casing can be a bit tricky. Try cutting the pomegranate in half and holding it over a bowl, whack the back of the fruit until all of the seeds break free. You can also do this by hand in a bowl of water to stop the seeds from flying everywhere. The seeds tend to sink while the pulp (which isn’t edible) floats.
National pomegranate Month is celebtatefd by pomegranate growers and nuitrisions. They toute the benefits of eating pomegranates.
We celebrate it too. We like to